Deliciously, a 4chan troll has taken on a life of its own, with “It’s Okay To Be White” posters appearing across North America and Europe. Despite the innocuous message — to disagree, one would have to think it’s not okay to be white — these posters have provoked panic and rage among the Left.
The Burlington Police Department and FBI concluded that the person or people responsible for the white supremacists postings were from a group that “placed the posters were from out of state and had no affiliation with Burlington or UVM.”
UVM school officials stated on Monday that they’re working with authorities to open a new investigation.
Obviously requires an FBI investigation, because someone might have a tantrum otherwise.
U of M president David Barnard condemned the posters in a statement sent to all employees.
“It has come to my attention that a number of racist posters have been posted on the University of Manitoba campuses as part of what is understood to be a coordinated international effort by neo-Nazi and white supremacist groups.”
“We share a sense of revulsion and need to act because of what we see happening around us. The treatment of refugees. The tone of anger and hatred in political discourse. The installation of corrupt regimes. A distressing number of hate crimes. Terrorist attacks.”
A circle was held on campus Friday morning to support students who feel targeted by the incident.
How pretentious can they get? One sign of dissent, and suddenly their whole carefully-constructed worldview falls apart. A sad hint to these people: if your worldview is that precious, it is not real.
Similar signs have appeared on college campuses across the country over the last year, including at Harvard University.
Several were found last weekend at the University of Vermont and at Champlain College in Burlington, Vermont.
A report from the Anti-Defamation League this year found that white supremacist groups have targeted college campuses in surging numbers since President Donald Trump was elected in November 2016.
It cannot be that students or community members have chosen this path, can it? After all, the responsible authorities have nagged them for years and daily remind them that it is improper to notice the failure of diversity.
Some said the flyers were OK under the First Amendment. Others felt the flyers were racist.
“I think right now, it’s a lot of us versus them,” student Zoe Halliday said. “We’re definitely not a unified country right now on many different levels.”
“Although it might be legally allowed, it also can make a lot of people feel not just uncomfortable but physically unsafe as well when you see some of the words that are used or organizations they’re tied to have also been linked to very violent acts,” Joshua Moon Johnson, dean of student services equity programs, told FOX40.
They straight up admit it here: they are afraid that someone might become violent because it is acceptable to be of Caucasian descent. We know we are not unified as a country, and the powers that be are terrified of dissent because we are fragile. They might as well come out and say that we are the Soviet Union in 1990, bloated and inept and ready to fall.
In a news release Friday, the Iowa City Police Department reported fliers that “may be considered offensive, unwelcoming, and goes against our values as an inclusive community” were found at the Dubuque Street Parking Ramp, 220 S. Dubuque St., on Thursday. The fliers included the message but had no other markings.
A sticker with the same message was reported at the corner of Clinton and Jefferson streets, according to the department’s police log.
Police said that while some may find the fliers offensive or unwelcoming, they are protected under the First Amendment and don’t meet the criteria to be considered a hate crime.
How is acceptance of one ethnic group deemed not “inclusive”? Only if you believe the idea that “diversity = white genocide,” which apparently the police believe.
A group of men wearing identical white masks stapled posters with the slogan “It’s okay to be white,” on poles throughout downtown Halifax on Wednesday night, sparking concerns of racism.
…”When I looked at the poster… it says ‘It’s okay to be white.'”
He found the message disturbing for its “undertones” of racial intolerance.
It appeals, he says, to the insecurity of some who feel threatened by people of colour.
If the people posting the signs are insecure, then what about the people reacting to them? How is it intolerant for, in a multi-ethnic and multi-racial democracy, one group to assert that it’s okay to be part of that group? By the converse, they are saying that it is not okay to be white, which supports the idea that diversity is here to shatter the white group, not tolerate it.
“The first thing in my mind was thinking about Pittsburgh and what happened in the United States,” said Wiseman, a member of the local Jewish community, recalling the Oct. 27 shooting in Pennsylvania and the kind of rhetoric heard at a racist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia last year.
“To me, I saw that as a kind of white nationalist, white pride-type message,” he said.
“The words on it are what worries me. These things start small.”
Tolerance for other groups leads to hatred? Listen, if diversity works, it will make everyone happy and you will not have this problem. I think we can all tell the difference between a Robert Bowers, who scapegoated Jews for the errors of the world, and people who simply want to preserve their own culture, heritage, genetics, and values. Right? Unless idiocracy has truly taken over, right?
The community college acted quickly and took down the posters just a few hours after they were hung.
Some students said they were outraged over the posters.
“It’s so racist,” student Kareem Abu Humra told KTXL.
“Racist” lasted from the 1930s to 2016 as a means of silencing white people who assert their own interests. Now, no one cares except Leftists, and even they are starting to worry less since the election of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.
“I was really horrified to see them,” she told Postmedia on Friday. “I don’t think we should give space to that kind of language.”
While the posters may seem innocuous, they have been associated with the far-right movement. They’ve been popping up in cities across the Canada this week, one year after the online message board 4chan encouraged readers to post them to see what kind of reaction the “harmless message” would garner. The saying has also been adopted by neo-Nazi and far-right groups.
New Westminster Police responded to Woznow’s tweet with a message saying they’ve opened a file and will be monitoring the situation.
We need censorship because the things we tell everyone are true are in fact visibly not true and are making society worse.
Days ahead of a contentious U.S. national election in which immigration has become a central issue, racist fliers saying “It’s okay to be white” have been reported on university campuses in five states, while synagogues in New York and California have been sprayed with antisemitic graffiti.
The phrase on the fliers is associated with the white supremacist Ku Klux Klan. The fliers have been reported at campuses including Duke University in North Carolina, Tufts University in Massachusetts, the University of Delaware, the University of Vermont and Iowa State University. In some cases, vandals attached the fliers to posters encouraging people to vote on Nov. 6.
The two are not necessarily related unless one is paranoid about any nationalist uprising and believes that one will necessarily seek to harm Jews. However, the media presents them as related for maximum fear factor, and then uses the weasel term “is associated” to link them to far-Right groups, instead of ordinary citizens who are sick of the Left’s “fundamental transformation” of America.
“They’re just spreading this hate and making all of their fellow students feel super uncomfortable and unsafe on campus where it’s meant to be their home away from home,” Peterson said.
Making some students feel angry at the unwelcomed atmosphere the posters created.
“But when you’re expressing it in a way that’s hurtful to other minorities on campus that’s when it really draws the line,” Erickson said.
How is it “hurtful” for white people to have the same political self-advocacy granted to every other racial and ethnic group? One rule for me, another for thee.
The origin of the signs and the intended meaning of the words are a mystery, but some neighbors were quick to react and took them down because some perceived them to be discriminatory.
“I don’t care what color you are. I don’t care what religion you are. I don’t care what your economic status is. You judge people by how they act,” Burt said. “If you have an opinion you don’t put it on public posts — that’s littering.”
…“I condemn any type of literature sign that is posted that may be offensive to some folks,” Moon said.
It’s not censorship if you call it anti-littering. Anything offensive to anyone is bad. That means that nothing true can be said. That way, we can continue to believe in our failing direction even as evidence of its failure explodes all around us.
“We have to realize the biggest terror threat in this country is white men, most of them radicalized to the right,” Lemon declared. “We have to start doing something about them.”
He would go on to lament that there’s no “white guy ban” in the country, similar to the left’s mythical “Muslim ban” fabricated to demonize President Donald Trump.
Finally they admit it: the problem is people who lean to the Right. Therefore, we had better squash this rebellion before someone notices that we are the new Soviets, and that the “safe” thing to say belongs to a set that exclusively consists of Leftist propaganda.
“The idea was to create a flyer that had an (ostensibly) inoffensive phrase on it that would nevertheless be treated as racist by people who viewed it, particularly liberals or members of the media,” the ADL said. The concept is intended to provoke “overreactions” that reveal the anti-white bias of liberals and media figures, proving their hypocrisy.
It looks like it worked: here we have a major media event over a few dozen signs someone printed from home computers.
A SIGN reading “it’s okay to be white” was found in Southampton University’s main library just days after the president of the school’s student union vowed to remove a “mural of white men” from the campus.
Removing white men is okay, but being one is not. Got it.